The Ada-Lovelace-Project (ALP) is a Rhineland-Palatinate mentoring network for women in the STEM field, science, technology, engineering and math.
As a mentoring network ALP relies on role models; female students and apprentices advise, inform and guide interested girls and young women, also called mentees, regarding everything concerning the MINE-degree programs and apprentice possibilities. In communication with the mentors, the mentees receive valuable insight into STEM-future careers. In exciting study groups and workshops the students attempt practical tasks in mathematics, information technology, natural sciences or engineering. The mentors work with the students as a personal contact person and support them with their experience in their individual life planning and career wishes.
The goal of ALP is to strengthen the self-confidence of girls and young women in STEM, to support them in discovering their abilities as well as to translate their know-how into action, embodying the motto: “what I want, I can do!”
The name sake Ada Countess of Lovelace (1815 to 1852) already developed more than 150 years ago, a programming language for Charles Babbage’s computers, which were the forerunners of modern day computers. Although during her lifetime it was prohibited for women to attend university, she firmly believed in her potential and demonstrated outstanding achievements. For this reason she is known today as a software pioneer.
ALP was founded in 1997 on the initiative of the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Education for women and youth (MBFJ) at the University of Koblenz-Landau. It is represented in 7 locations in Rhineland-Palatinate and cooperates with companies and schools throughout the region.
Would you like to become a part of ALP? Then contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.